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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Monday, February 25, 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Linde Hall 387
Serre-Tate theory for Calabi-Yau varieties
Piotr Achinger, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences,
Classical Serre-Tate theory concerns the deformation theory of ordinary abelian varieties. It implies that their deformation spaces can be equipped with a group structure and a lifting of the Frobenius morphism, and consequently such varieties admit a canonical lifting to characteristic zero. In the talk, I will show how to obtain similar results for ordinary Calabi-Yau varieties of arbitrary dimension. The main tools will be Frobenius splittings and a new construction of relative Witt vectors of length two. This is joint work with Maciej Zdanowicz (EPFL).
For more information, please contact Mathematics Dept. by phone at 626-395-4335 or by email at [email protected].